Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hustle and show???

What happens after the show? Very similar to the Bravo specials, After the Show, where each housewife hustles to get into kick butt shape and launch a book, workout video, a clothing line, etc...Welcome to my life, post fashion show!

True, I do get to circulate a bit more! No more hovering over samples, pouring over fabrics - for the time being - and working well until the morning to make my Sept 8th show deadline. Contrary to popular belief, buyers do not hand you orders after a show. There is a lot of follow up and walking them through the line, how it will work well with the current vendors on their floor, and much much more.

This, along with contacting more press is my focus for this week/month. As well as getting my News12 coverage more buzz. Lookout for it on youtube, my website and the blog...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOIuL5CiuGE

Monday, September 10, 2012

After the Show....

"Houston, we have lift off"

Think of all the footage we see when a space shuttle launches, all the personnel at mission control who dedicated their lives for the past year to make that happen erupt into applause and hug one another because they did it, they had lift off...that's how I feel about my collection, I have lift off!

During the show everyone kept saying it's so calm backstage, you're very calm! Well, a couple of weeks before the show I embarked on the chopra center 21 day meditation challenge and a month of yoga. I approached the show with a ton of gratitude that I have the ability and support to do so, and a ton of humility (an open heart and mind) because there are so many moving parts and variables, I knew that some were out of my control and I accept that, let it lead me where it may......which was to a Rocking Show!!

There was music, coffee, food, clothes, shoes, jewelry, models (sometimes naked), makeup people (thank you celebrity makeup artist Nil Muir) and hair people. A news 12 camera crew was there, I will let everyone know when the story will air!

Everything they say about a fashion show is true, true, true! Backstage is fun, glamorous, palpable energy, such an adrenaline rush.

Thank you to all for macking it happen. A pic of me and my models...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Show Time....

This will be my last blog entry until after the show, I look forward to seeing you all there...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fashion Week Bug...

So, with 4 days and 20 hours until my show and soo many things up in the air, Labor Day weekend was a mixed bag of enjoyable time off from work and frenetic thinking and rethinking. So much so that I believe I have caught a fashion week bug....

What am I going to do about it, oh nothing but try and catch up on some sleep - get some lemon and drink my favorite tea with lemon and honey.

My webpage has been redesigned, and will proabaly need a redesign after the show...

My very first press release has been sent and is being picked up, here and there. It's all coming together! It's just that 10-15% of things that I won't be able to control that are giving me pause. But in the meantime there's fashion's night out to look forward to! I think I'm going to the Mary Alice Stephenson party - I'm just obsessed with her lately...